Archive

Archive for December, 2012

Playing Ice Hockey for the First Time

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment

If I told you that you had to wait 20 years to achieve your goal, would you stick with it and follow through? For me the goal that took 20 years was to play ice hockey. I have mentioned it a few times on this blog that I have been playing roller hockey since I was a kid and for one reason or another did not have the opportunity to play ice. There were times when I felt that it would never happen. Whether it was because of financial reasons or injuries there were times when the door was open to quit, but I never gave into it. I was able to re-frame the given situation and envision myself achieving this goal with crystal clear clarity. Well at the end of this year I was able to finally make my dream come true. Read more…

Sports Hernia Surgery and Recovery

December 3, 2012 10 comments

After approximately five months of physical therapy my attempt to avoid the operating table came to an end. The majority of sports hernia injuries end up with the person requiring surgery and you can add me to the statistics. I got injured the first week of April 2012 and went through countless doctors, blogs, and forums until I finally found the right doctor. We tried the conservative approach of physical therapy and when that was unsuccessful I chose to get surgery and had it the first week of September 2012.

There are several different techniques used to repair a sports hernia and you can find documentation arguing the pros and cons of each of them. Because of this it made it that much more difficult to track down the right doctor (for me). In my case Dr. Robert MacDonald recommended repairing the sports hernia with flexible mesh as well as releasing the adductor on my right side, the same side as the sports hernia. After doing my research I felt comfortable with the approach and scheduled my surgery. Read more…